Jackson v Birmingham Board of Education

In 2005, the United States Supreme Court decided a case where an Alabama high school girls basketball coach complained about unequal treatment of his team to the school board and was subsequently fired because of it. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of the coach saying that Title IX prohibits retaliation. This was a big […]

Profile on Justice Zager

Iowa Supreme Court Justice Bruce Zager was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa and is now sitting on the Iowa Supreme Court bench. He graduated from Drake Law School and is now married with three kids. In 1999, he was appointed to the District Court bench and was there for 11 years. In 2011, he […]

Separation of Church and State

I have been to an Ames city council meeting and they did not start with a prayer of any kind so I’m not sure this situation would even happen but if the Ames city council was approached by someone like atheist Justin Scott, I would hope they would handle it well. I would advise the […]

Meet Officer Jeremy Nicholls

  On Thursday afternoon, I had the pleasure of riding along with Waterloo Police Officer Jeremy Nicholls for two and a half hours. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I walked into the Police Station but luckily, Waterloo Mayor, Quentin Hart pointed me in the right direction. I met with the second watch […]

Class Notes 4/18/17

Separation of Church and State- Justin Scott (Atheist) Atheist- reject the God belief, Justin- not enough evidence that God exists, he doesn’t hate God up there with LGBTQ and Muslims in terms of marginalization and hate “I don’t care what you believe as long as you don’t push it on other people” he doesn’t stand […]

State of Iowa vs Mark Becker- rewrite

The Iowa Supreme Court issued their ruling on Mark Becker’s appeal. Becker was sentenced to life in prison after the District Court found him guilty of murdering Applington-Parkersburg’s beloved football coach, Ed Thomas. Becker appealed the decision and the case made it all of the way to the Iowa Supreme Court, where the Justices affirmed the […]